iRacing and NASCAR are expanding their virtual sim racing footprint with a three-round eNASCAR International iRacing Series starting on 23 June.
The series is another in a growing line of partnerships between the virtual platform and official real-life series. This is what iRacing and NASCAR had to say about their latest initiative:
Coming on the heels of a successful year across NASCAR’s fast-growing esports platform – the sanctioning body announced an all-new eNASCAR series that will place a spotlight on the stars of its three international racing divisions across Europe, Mexico and Canada.
The new series – entitled “the eNASCAR International iRacing Series” – will consist of three races at historic facilities – Brands Hatch, Circuit of the Americas, and the Daytona Road Course – live-streamed on eNASCAR.com/live at 6pm EDT/12am CET for a worldwide audience on consecutive Wednesday nights beginning June 23rd, 2021.
The field will contain an even mix of drivers from the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, NASCAR Peak Mexico Series, NASCAR Pinty’s Series, and select drivers from NASCAR’s 2021 Drive for Diversity class.
“Each day, NASCAR teams and drivers across the world are turning to iRacing as a means to both keep their driving skills fresh and learn new race tracks,” said Chad Seigler, vice president of international business development, NASCAR.
“As our three international series rapidly expose NASCAR to new fans around the globe – this series will be the perfect platform to bring our stars from Europe, Mexico, Canada and beyond together on one stage to compete for worldwide bragging rights.”
iRacing president Tony Gardner added: “We’re excited to welcome NASCAR’s top international stars to iRacing for the eNASCAR International iRacing Series.
“With passionate users in hundreds of countries around the world, and a number of international championship series for professional sim racers, iRacing has always been a global service.
“It’s a thrill to be able to combine that with our incredible relationship with NASCAR and put on this three-race series that reflects NASCAR’s continued international growth. These races should make for a thrilling show, and we can’t wait to drop the green flag!”
Each event will utilize the NASCAR Xfinity Series vehicles, with all drivers operating on an even playing field within the sim as they vie for international supremacy.
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eNASCAR International iRacing Series Schedule
- Brands Hatch Circuit, June 23rd
- Circuit of the Americas, June 30th
- Daytona Road Course, July 7th